Hello Friends, Family, Loved Ones, Fellow Dancers and anyone's life that was touched by the magical Matthew Dickens. We love him tremendously and can't think of a better way to remember Matthew than a Celebration of Life Dance Concert to honor him. All proceeds will go to Fallon Dickens, his beloved daughter, in the hopes of offsetting the costs for his funeral and affairs.[...]
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Q: When and where are the services?
A: Thank you all for your love and support. Friends are planning several memorial services and tributes to Matthew throughout the country, including Baltimore, Los Angeles, and New York. Because of Fallon's commitment to completing her final year of college, she will not be able to attend the various memorials. However, we are planning a memorial in Chicago, when Fallon is on summer break. Please visit this site for further details.[...]
In the afternoon of Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Matthew Dickens, joined his Lord and Saviour's team of Angels in Heaven. Matt is very dear to all of our hearts and his passing is very recent for his friends and family. Detailed information for services are forthcoming.[...]
Thank you all for your prayers and donations towards my care. I am
currently praying, hoping and preparing to get out of Southern Maryland
Hospital soon. It feels wonderful to have Fallon right by my side. As of now, it is
somewhat difficult to accept the many phone calls, although I appreciate the intent.
Please feel free to send messages, jokes and love via email and/or texts, and please be understanding that I may only be able to respond to them slowly, as I am
Welcome to the Matthew Dickens support family! This site is for family and friends, old and new, to organize our efforts to support this extraordinary person. This page will serve as your home base for rallying the troops, receiving updates , and raising dearly needed funds to support Matthew Dickens. Here's the plan:
Your First Step: Please take 30 seconds to click on the "Follow" button on the top right of this page. This will allow you to receive updates, read journal entries, make donations, share Matthew Dickens’s story on social media, and help the family with week-to-week calendaring needs. Though not mandatory to follow Matthew Dickens’s page, we encourage you to easily create an account with your name and email in order to be able to post photos, leave comments and sign up as a helping hand on the Calendar page. Feel free to upload a photo of yourself to your profile so we can get to know and recognize others on Matthew Dickens’s support team. After clicking “Follow” above, read on to learn more about what you can do to help.
Journal: This tab is where you can read the latest entries posted for Matthew Dickens and our support team. You may see additional authors writing updates here to help alleviate pressure for Matthew Dickens and expedite information sharing. Each post is followed by a photo and name of the author of the entry. You can reply with supportive comments to any journal entry, or click on the name of its author to send a private message.
Posts: This is where you can leave an encouraging message for Matthew Dickens and family, and to read thoughts left by others! If you have something pressing you'd like suggest that everyone sees (e.g. a fundraiser or upcoming event you're spearheading), please don't hesitate to contact us via private message so we can consider sharing it more widely in the Journal sections. There will undoubtedly be many coordinated efforts and events ahead, and we want to make certain they’re organized and publicized through this site to help drive the greatest possible impact.
Calendar: Please see this important section to learn what the family needs NOW. This will be an especially helpful section for locals in close proximity to Matthew Dickens. This is an up-to-date calendar which will list the family's immediate needs such as child-care, rides, and meals to help most in the short term. If you see a need posted and can fill it, please sign up through the calendar page directly (i.e. not through private communication) to let us and others know that you've committed to that need. Please check back often to help out with the most recently posted needs!
Donations: The very most impactful way to help Matthew Dickens’s is to make a direct donation right now. After insurance participation, bills and related costs are expected to reach several thousand dollars. This fund will be used at the sole discretion of Matthew Dickens and family to help manage all related expenses, and will give them the flexibility to take time off work as needed to directly support Matthew Dickens’s. Donations can be made securely using credit or debit card for any amount. PostHope.org generously makes these donations free of any fees. All donations, large and small, come with the eternal gratitude. Thank you for your generosity in considering what amount you are personally able to give.
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